in reply to Re^2: OT: Emacs on Mac Catalina?
in thread OT: Emacs on Mac Catalina?

Not that it helps with the underlying problem at all, but I've always ignored the OS' copy and installed my own from homebrew. (In fact if you're doing anything non-trivial I'd recommend not using the OS' provided version of things like emacs, perl, python, ...; best to isolate yourself to the specific version you want controlled by you by compiling your own or using something like docker).

I use this contributed formula which provides some extra options (enabling development / bleeding edge features or different app icons):

https://github.com/d12frosted/homebrew-emacs-plus

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